March 23, 2019

Primary Source Learning: American Revolution Primary Source Set

Have students use the primary sources in this set to tell a story about the American Revolution. The story may be in digital or print form and could be nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or even a song. Click on each thumbnail image below to access the full size primary source. You may also use this primary set for a found poetry activity (click the previous link). Be sure to take a look at other American revolution lesson plans (see below). For more primary source sets and other teaching and learning … [Read more...]

Today in History: Phillis Wheatley

Today in History–September 1–the Library of Congress features poet Phillis Wheatley, whose book of poetry (the first of any African American) was published in London, England on this day in 1773 . Read what praise Wheatley received from George Washington and others by visiting the Today in History section.  For more poetry resources, check out the Primary Source Nexus posts and Library links below. Phillis Wheatley from America's Library Phillis Wheatley From the Catbird Seat March 1, … [Read more...]

Today in History: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Today in History–August 8–the Library of Congress features journalist, short-story writer and novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, born on this day in 1896. Rawlings received a Pulitzer prize for her novel The Yearling in 1938. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more women writer resources. Short-story Writer and Novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Was Born from America's Library Rawlings image set Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings historical … [Read more...]